We provide multi-disciplinary, RCM-accredited professional updates and study days, featuring core clinical skills and current research. Upcoming study days are listed below. You can find more information on booking a study day here. We also have a Facebook forum for professionals. If you are a clinical skills trainer (of midwives, obstetricians or paramedics) and you would like to gain more experience teaching physiological breech birth, you are welcome to assist us on a study day near you. You will begin with assisting others to practice the manoeuvres and when you are comfortable will be invited to deliver the lecture content with our support.  Visit our spreadsheet to find out where we will be, then contact Emma to let us know you would like to join us. Teaching frequently is an evidence-based way to develop breech expertise.

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Visit our Ticket Tailor page to book a place at one of our upcoming training days

Training in Canada

Breech Birth Network trainer Isabelle Brabant facilitates training in Canada.

This multi-disciplinary, RCM-approved study day for clinical skills trainers, obstetricians, midwives, and paramedics will provide an engaging and interactive update on professional skills to facilitate physiological breech births, planned or unexpected, and how to teach these skills to others. The focus is on collaborative, multi-professional working to improve the safety of vaginal breech birth using the skills of all maternity care professionals.

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Training includes:

  • A research and counselling update
  • Thorough theoretical and hands-on explanations of how breech babies journey through the maternal pelvis in a completely spontaneous birth (the breech mechanisms), enabling you to distinguish between normal progress and dystocia
  • Hands-on simulation of complicated breech births and resolutions, using narratives and videos of real breech complications, to enable you to practice problem-solving in real time
  • Models of breech care that work within modern maternity services, based on evidence
  • One year’s access to on-line video resources
  • A training manual complete with the presentations taught on the day
  • We offer ongoing training opportunities for clinical skills operators.

Registration begins at 09:00 for a prompt 09:30 start. The day finishes at approximately 16:30.

Dr Anke Reitter teaching breech skills in Belfast

Feedback from previous study days:

My main concern was lack of training of staff leading them to believe that breech birth is an emergency. Our RMOs and MWs loved the day and I think feel more empowered. — SMO (Consultant Obstetrician, Senior Medical Officer, Christchurch)

Thank you so much, this has been the best study day ever! — Midwife

Information was clear and concise and well presented. Myths dispelled and physiological VBB and when to intervene very clearly explained. Methods to resolve when there are issues during delivery explained and demonstrated. Clear examples given with supporting video and photographs. Extremely valuable. — RMO (Registered Medical Officer)

The day yesterday was probably the most valuable study day I have ever attended. I attended with great trepidation due to a very difficult experience nearly 5 years ago but you passed on the knowledge and skills that every professional involved in the birth process needs. I feel really empowered and also that a great weight has been lifted from me.  I will be enthusiastically recommending my colleagues attend this study day. Hope to see you training in … one day — RM (Registered Midwife)

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Honest, real explanations. How to intervene in a timely manner as opposed to be hands off the breech. — Midwife

Thank you for a brilliant day of teaching and training. You covered a lot of material not taught as part of our training and it has been valuable. — RMO

Learning about manoeuvres to use in upright position, eg. shoulder press; visual components have been amazing, the broken down physiology of a breech birth. — Midwife

Read about past study days.

Mor skal op at stå, når baby vil til verden med numsen først: Ny metode skal lette fødsler og sikre færre kejsersnit

Emma Spillane talking heads in London

If you are a woman pregnant with a breech baby and looking for support, below are some good resources:

Some other sources of training:

8 thoughts on “Training

    1. midwifeshawn

      Hello Diane & thank you for your interest!

      We don’t maintain a list, simply because we’re all juggling Breech Birth Network on top of our day jobs. But we’ll list upcoming trainings open to the public on our Training page. Trainings are held only where we are invited to provide them, so if you’d like one in Glasgow, this page will tell you how to arrange it:

      Best wishes,

  1. Amy

    I’ve just learned so much practical information in only one hour of studying your page! You’re gifted in translating exactly what we need to effect a spontaneous breech birth. How marvelous! Thanks for allowing free access too. Generous spirit! I hope you visit New Zealand soon.

  2. Francesca Williams

    Hello there,

    Would someone be able to drop me an e-mail at your earliest convenience please, I am interested in a study day but had a couple of questions!

    Thank You


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